At Home with Susanna Salk and Muriel Brandolini

At Home With Muriel Brandolini

Few summer retreats are as well known as Long Island’s Hamptons. In communities where artists and writers, fishermen and farmers coexist with the more well known moguls and celebrities, houses range from modest cottages to timeless shingled houses to modernist mansions. In her new book, Out East, author Jennifer Ash Rudick, with photographs by Tria Giovan, has captured more than thirty of the area’s most distinctive houses and gardens. Susanna and I were thrilled to visit one of the book’s featured houses – designer Muriel Brandolini‘s creative waterside home. Join us for an insider peek at this very special house.

Within a unique modern structure by Italian architect Raffaella Bortoluzzi, Brandolini has layered her signature color and pattern for a dynamic yet lived-in interior that creatively melds important contemporary classics with vintage global chic. In the connecting hall, a colorful cabinet by François Bauchet from Galerie Kreo, below, sits center stage.

Muriel Brandolini house in Out East, photo Tria GiovanAnd in the cozy living room, a vintage sofa from Alan Moss Studios upholstered in a Christopher Hyland fabric, vintage lamps from Liz O’Brien, side tables from Vistosi, a custom Brandolini slipper chair in antique fabrics all sit on a Studio Four abaca rug.

Muriel Brandolini Hamptons living room, photo Tria Giovan for Out East book

Thank you to Muriel for welcoming us in her fabulous home.

At Home With Muriel Brandoliniphoto by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

In addition to Muriel Brandolini’s home, Out East features a wide variety of houses and gardens, from Katharine and William Rayner’s extraordinary Woody House in East Hampton

Woody House, photo by Tria Giovan for Out East by Jennifer Rudick

to the charming historic cottage of artist Donald Sultan

Artist Donald Sultan's Hamptons home, photo by Tria Giovan for Out East by Jennifer Rudick-1 to the exuberant pattern filled ode to blue and white of talented duo Harry and Laura Slatkin, designed by brother Howard Slatkin,

Harry & Laura Slatkin's Hamptons house, photo Tria Giovan for Out East by Jennifer Rudickwho also commissioned a charming tin-roofed pavilion, made in England and assembled in East Hampton.

Garden at Harry & Laura Slatkin's Hamptons house, photo Tria Giovan for Out East by Jennifer RudickThroughout, Jennifer has used her experienced eye, as she did in Palm Beach Chic, to assemble a unique range of styles representing the eclectic Out East lifestyle.

Out East by Jennifer Rudick, photos by Tria Giovanall photos above by Tria Giovan except where noted

A final huge thank you to video sponsor Vendome Press. The publisher of Out East and many other stylish titles, their select list of illustrated books is an inspiration to anyone interested in the arts, design, travel and fine living. Many of the titles I have written about, from The English Country HouseFifth Avenue Style and Palm Beach Chic, to Haute Couture Ateliers and Cartier in the 20th Century to Markham Roberts, Tom Scheerer and Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer’s House in the Country. All  illustrate their meticulous attention to detail and impeccable quality and taste. Stay tuned for the rest of their 2017 list, below, coming soon!

Vendome Press 2017 list

4 thoughts on “At Home with Susanna Salk and Muriel Brandolini

  1. What a wonderful collection, capturing the multi-faceted tastes and architectural favorites of selected Hamptonites. I’m especially taken with the additions to the Rayner property since I was there a few years back with the Fellows of the Garden Conservancy. Wit and whimsy at its best!

  2. Thank you for capturing the book so beautifully. An honor to be on your blog. Jennifer

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